The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important events of the Venetian tradition, is on the 16. And July 17 held in Venice. The celebrations of the Festa del Redentore in Venice are on the 16th, held July 17, two days that enlighten the basin of San Marco and more will make a wonderful city such as Venice fascinating. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Jorge Perez. The success of this event still have, makes us forget, perhaps, that the Festa del Redentore is a very old feast tells a dark but important period of the history of Venice. The Festa del Redentore, which takes place in Venice for centuries, reminds us of the construction of the speeches Gate Church in the 16th century as a vow for the liberation of the city from the plague which disturbed Venice and caused thousands of victims. From 1575 to 1577 Venice lose almost a third of the population due to a terrible epidemic, and in 1576, to cope with the plague, the Senate took a vow and promised to build a large, named Church after the Savior (Redentore”in Italian) if the Epidemic Venice was abandoned.
In 1577, the foundation stone of the church designed by Andrea Palladio was placed on the Giudecca, and in July of the same year, the Venetians were the end of the epidemic through a procession over a boat bridge to the speeches Gate Church – at the time there was only a provisional Church celebrating wood. The procession was only the first of the processions that took place and is still taking place in the year 1577. “Even today, the Festa del Redentore is celebrated as a commemoration of the liberation of the city from the plague, and even today the procession to the speeches Gate Church is one of the main moments of celebration after the establishment of a provisional wooden votive bridge, the the Zattere” connects to Giudecca. The Festa del Redentore is still a strongly religious connotation which is but also a folk event, which is appreciated not only by the faithful and containing various elements so that she will be interesting from different perspectives. The Festa del Redentore contains two days: on Saturday, the Venetians start the boats to prepare to go to the Lake and enjoy the Festival on the water (but you can participate also on the terraces and streets of the town the Festival), while the votive bridge to the Giudecca is opened about 7: 00, and shortly before midnight starts the big fireworks that lit the basin of San Marco. Sunday is devoted to the mass in the Gate Church of speeches, regattas, starting in the afternoon, and the religious celebrations, the Redentore. If you are in Venice or in the area in July, it is worth to take part in this fascinating event. This article was written by Francesca Tessarollo using Redentore in Venice.